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mindy is wearing seersucker. sarah has a sweater. 58 degrees at the airport. the record low for this morning is a 52. about as nice as it gets. upper 70 to around 80 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes >> the seersucker is almost a coral. >> not orange. >> we have some closures in harford county. 136 shutdown because of some extra support to the deer creek bridge before the transformer passes through. the closure will be in effect until this evening. 63 coming out of the northeast.
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so far so good on 95 toward the fort mchenry. 295 checking out just fine towards 100. 11 minutes in the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes to go south on 95 from the beltway down towards 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. no sign of delays on 895 in the northbound direction. so far so good on the north side at dulaney valley. no problems to report on the entire beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police are investigating an early-morning shooting in west baltimore. police responded to riggs avenue and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to the legs.
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the mayor and city comptroller are still feuding over more than half a million dollars in money. >> the comptroller wants an independent investigation into the matter. kim dacey has the lighatetst. >> the mayor and joan pratt are locked in an ugly battle over how to spend it city money. pratt may ask for an independent investigation, costing $650,000 in taxpayer money. yesterday she said the solicitor made a mistake by approving the purchase of these pricey videophones. instead of going to the public bidding process. the solicitor stretch the definition of computer in his findings. >> mr. nelson in his opinion circumvented the -- violated the
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city's charter by saying this is a computer. if i go in a store and ask for a telephone, they are not going to take three to the computer center. if i purchased a computer, they will not take me to the section to buy a telephone. >> she made in opinion. she has avenues to take. this is a closed issue. >> this solicitor's opinion on the issue found the phone purchase was neither out of the ordinary nor in violation of the law. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mayor's spending plan was approved. the operating budget calls for closing two fire truck companies. it includes the closing of four rec centers. >> until the economy turns
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around, something has to go. we're not going to raise any property taxes. unless the applicants understand we need to have the administration be willing to put the cuts, i cannot do with them. >> supporters of the budget point out the expansion of a youth work program and an aggressive hiring plan. >> more signatures to try to overturn the measure. organizers say the additional 39,000 signatures adds anne! they have received in across the state. the final count is now more than 162,000.
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residents are back home after a brush fire forces an evacuation. the fire started either saturday night or early sunday morning on kent island and came within 50 feet of some homes. officials suspect lightning or carelessness with fireworks could have started the fire. >> a mother is demanding answers after the death of her son. christopher brown died earlier this month. police argue they are still investigating. >> i feel like an arrest needs to be made. you have enough evidence going in that direction. you have enough evidence to say he was asphyxiated by the hands of the officer. any other investigation can
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continue in that direction. >> we have made progress but there's still work to do in the investigation. this is a serious matter and cannot be turned around overnight. >> brown as received a condole olence letter from dutch ruppersberger. >> still waiting for a license for the casino. the company had planned to open the casino by the end of next year. a number of labor unions called on lawmakers to hold a special session on expanded gambling in maryland. labor unions took a shot at the governor's economic policy.
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ian leaders say it is inconceivable have the state could lead a thousand jobs slip away -- union leaders say it is inconceivable. >> to fund social fondles and me get local programs and put people to work, you have this opportunity. >> more than 3/4 of registered voters want the gambling issue on the november ballots. >> 5;07. a new book could put some insight on a scandal. >> what the dresses is found unconstitutional -- what the justices found unconstitutional. >> more on weather and traffic
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 64 degrees downtown. much cooler in the suburbs. it might want to take a light jacket. this is the radar. 53 in hagerstown. 55 in frederick. 53 in rising sun. 63 in annapolis. it will be a cool start for us. mostly sunny skies expected with a high temperature 79 or 80 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes
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>> the u.s. supreme court rules on the controversial immigration law in arizona. the part of the law requiring police to check the status of some what they suspect is in the u.s. illegally can still be applied. the court left open the possibility of reviewing it again. more on this ruling at 5:30. tropical storm debby continues to drench the sunshine state. makes have to be evacuated because of flooding -- inmates had to be evacuated because of flooding. >> a book written by john hitsds' former mistress bookstores today.
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she provides intimate details of her affair with john edwards. a hung jury was declared on the remaining charges. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your opinion about the tell-all book and do you plan to read it? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> they won't be getting my money. 5:12. the summer is the perfect time to take a vacation. >> more than a quarter of americans are coming up short in building savings. >> if you travel in harford county, enclosures in effect county, enclosures in effect along
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thousands of new good paying jobs... all without raising taxes. that's what a world-class resort casino at national harbor would mean for maryland. but it won't be built unless lawmakers give us the right to vote on it this november. call 1-800-492-7122 and tell your delegate and state senator to vote "yes" on national harbor... one of the biggest new job projects in the country.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. 136 is closed in harford county. 161 is a better bet. 67 on 95. problem free at the fort mchenry and harbor tunnels. on 97, not tracking any delays.
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65 as you make your approach to 100. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update a greenspring. so far so good. very light on the inner loop towards the j.f.x. no problems to report into town. the harrisburg expressway around shawan road. problem free all the way down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. the 58 and 59 buses are operating with delays. march rains have on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail is on schedule. shuttle buses between timonium and hunt valley. metro subway operating on schedule. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. good morning. it kind of feels like autumn
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outside. nothing showing up on the radar. 55 degrees at the airport. 53 in rising sun. 60 degrees in easton. the nearest precipitation is way down to the south. there's nothing going not even close to us. the top end of tropical storm debby coming at of the gulf of mexico. that will stay south of us. it will be relatively cool for this time of year. the heat will come back by the end of the week. upper 70's to around 80 degrees with lots of sunshine. low to mid 80's tomorrow. around 90 on thursday. then it will get hot again as we go into the weekend. there could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms this
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weekend. this will be a brief break from the extreme heat that will come back by the end of the week. overnight lows will be in the 50's. we will talk more about that in just a few minutes. >> more bosses are taking a vacation than employees. 81% of managers have taken or planning to take a vacation. a new survey finds 20% of americans did not have enough money saved to cover their bills in case of an emergency. 25% of people had six months of savings.
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part of the savings problem could be many people are dealing with college loans. many hope congress can strike a deal. some basic tips and the borrower can keep in mind. >> navigating student loans can be complicated. eric bell says one major rule applies to government or private loans and that is reading the fine print. >> you need to understand the terms of those loans and the grace periods. and so do not forget those loans to accumulate interest and those are loans. you have an obligation to repay them. >> will salaries in your chosen
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field put you on track to pay back what you have borrowed? pay on time now may pay off later. >> paying off student loans does help you build a strong credit history. you can get lower interest rates in the future. >> if you're having trouble, don't be afraid to ask your lender for help. >> furniture stores are hoping to build on the housing recovery in the baltimore area. facebook gets its first female board member. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. >> facebook has been getting grief for a lack of diversity on its board of directors. they have the first female director. she has been a partner in
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running facebook with mark zuckerburg and she is a natural fit. the majority of users on facebook also women. 9% of chief information officers are female. futures this morning, a little bit of a rebound. we had some heavy selling yesterday. we did get some numbers on new home sales for may. they reached a two-year high. more furniture shops are setting up shop in your area. a grand opening on thursday in towson. there have been recent openings
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for home goods as long as ashley furniture stores. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> when i take a vacation, i have to go someplace with a grade gym. hotels are offering something more than usual stairmaster. >> people want to stay fit when they are traveling. we're talking boot camps. i will have more on that. facebook getting rid of the stalker app. >> thank you. >> 5:22. 60 degrees on tv hill. >> how michael phelps did in his first olympic >> how michael phelps did in his first olympic
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>> he is going to win. >> leave it to michael phelps then ryan lochte to make a big splash before the olympics even begin. >> they competed in the olympic
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swimming trials yesterday. .ochte finished forirst keith mills will have more on the raised coming up in sports. >> 5:26. 60 degrees on tv hill. >> an immigration ruling by the supreme court. what it means for both candidates for president. >> the latest on the feud between the mayor and the comptroller. >> we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> a closure in harford county >> a closure in harford county along
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. does that feel nice? >> this is a reprieve from the heat. enjoy it. it will stick around for a couple of days. 59 degrees at the airport. hardly ever drops into the 50's this time of year. will make it to 79. lots of sunshine. maybe on the breezy side. an outstanding summer day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes >> not tracking any delays at the moment. one problem in harford county in the darlington region. 136 is set down in advance of
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the transformer transfer. we will keep you posted on that. 161, a better bet. 64 on southbound 95 coming at of white marsh. no problems at the fort mchenry or harbor tunnel. 68 as we checkers' speech center on 95 through a howard county. here's a quick live look at traffic. pretty light and greenspring. in a live traffic towards the j.f.x., not tracking any delays. 95 checking out ok into the tunnel. the harbor tunnel looks good as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> both presidential candidates
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will be on the campaign trail. >> there will be courting voters. hallie jackson joins us live with what this means for the presidential contenders. >> good morning. analysts say the ruling is not a total of victory for president obama, it does put mitt romney in a tricky balancing act. jan brewer says her state and law has been vindicated. >> we have fought so hard to defend this law. >> police will be allowed to check the papers of people that have been stopped. democrat according this a win. >> the obama administration was right to challenge this. >> mitt romney laid low in
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arizona. statement avoided specifics about the statement. >> the country would be better served -- >> it is a delicate balancing act as mitt romney plans to cut into his lead without cutting off the base. the president leads mitt romney three to one on latino voters. both candidates are crisscrossing the country, looking to raise support and money. president obama is traveling from boston to atlanta. >> give us the latest on the possible decision on the federal health care law. >> we thought that ruling might
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come out yesterday. it is expected to come out on thursday. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> a lawsuit was thrown out yesterday. new maps discriminated against african americans -- the lower court judges did not review complaints over a lot of accounts prisoners in communities where they are in prison. >> the city comptroller is considering calling for an independent investigation. >> the mayor went and bought pricey telecommunications equipment. kim dacey has more. >> the mayor and comptroller are two of the most powerful female
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people in the city and they're locked in a battle. joan pratt is widening the scope of her outrage against the mayor's office. she told 11 news the solicitor made a mistake by approving the mayor's purchase of videophones through the i.t. office instead of going to the public bidding process. george nelson stretch the definition of computer in his findings. >> mr. nielson in his opinion violated the city's charter by saying this is a computer. if i go in a store and ask for a telephone, they are not going to take me to the computer center. if i go to purchase a computer, they will not take me to the section to buy a telephone. >> she may ask for an independent investigation. at a cost of $650,000 to
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taxpayers. the mayor is tired of answering questions about the matter. >> she made an opinion. she disagrees. she has avenues to take. this is a closed issue. >> what remains open is the animosity between the mayor and the comptroller. the solicitor opinion on the issue found the phone purchase was bitter out of the ordinary nor in violation of the law. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 5:35. 60 degrees on tv hill. stock assigns of autism -- stopping the size of autism at an early age.
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don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what is your opinion about rielle hunter's tell-all book, and do you plan to read it? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> the major roadways are checking get ok. we have a closure in harford county.
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>> welcome back. good morning. 64 degrees downtown. in the 50's in the suburbs. we have mostly clear skies. it will not stick around very
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long. 58 degrees at the airport. 55 in york, pennsylvania. the forecast for today, mostly sunny skies. very nice for this time of year. highs around 80. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes >> a new study indicates a common household chemical might xcema.the risk of eggs amon >> mothers exposed to a chemical or more likely to suffer from exema. brain scans my help spot the signs of autism as early as age 2. >> scans of children were compared.
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they found some distinct differences in the brains of the autistic children. they hope to develop a diagnostic test for autism. >> 5:40. the olympic trials are now under way. keith mills will tell us how michael phelps did. >> the city of baltimore celebrating a taste of patriotism. >> we are said to have a dry, [ male announcer ] millions of dollars for new schools and teachers...
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thousands of new good paying jobs... all without raising taxes. that's what a world-class resort casino at national harbor would mean for maryland. but it won't be built unless lawmakers give us the right to vote on it this november. call 1-800-492-7122 and tell your delegate and state senator to vote "yes" on national harbor... one of the biggest new job projects in the country.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking a problem of 136 in darlington. that in advance of the transformer transfer. 161 a much better bet. 62 on southbound 95 from the white marsh area. looking good over towards 795. no delays on the entire beltway appeared the j.f.x. in great shape into town. we start with 95 near 32 in howard county.
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no delays down towards the capital beltway. here's a quick live look at traffic. 295 in the area of 175. southbound traffic building as you travel down towards 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have delays on the buses this morning. a diversion on the 10 bus. that is due to construction. shell buses between timonium and hunt valley. marc trains looking good. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. >> a thank you. we're off to a good start on this tuesday morning. first we say good morning to ava marie. she has drawn another plum
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assignments today. shethat miss shirley's. -- is at miss shirley's. >> we celebrate a taste of patriotism, a week-long event celebrating the spice old bay. old day calls baltimore home. participating.is what a challenge for you guys. >> we're excited to be a part of the promotion and proud to be part of the baltimore brand and bring it to our restaurant. .> i'm here with the chef you helped prepare these dishes. toss with each dish is -- tell
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us what each dish is. >> these are two of our starters. is is a double decker sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a crab cake-stuffed soft shell and sprinkled with all the dh o. >> you cannot have seafood without old bay. >> some of the other items are crab benedict. omlets with old bay. >> what is the craziest thing you have ever eaten with old bay? >> i've had it with suites s before.s
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it is pretty good. >> very good. we will be showing more dishes. come out to all the restaurants participating. there are some restaurants participating in annapolis as well. >> you can go to facebook.com/oldbay. >> i love this, tony. if you make a sandwich, you might as well double it. >> you sound like homer simpson. i use it all the time. thank you, ava.
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the front we talked about is slipping off the coast now, delivering a cool air mass this morning. 50's.nd 46 degrees in oakland. here at home.r you might want to take a light jacket. we will make it up to about 80 this afternoon. let's talk about debby. the center circulation is right here. the big thunderstorms are east of the center. sustained winds, 45 miles per hour. it looks like it will take the center across north-central
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florida and come on the other side of the southeast atlantic later this week. this storm will be on that map for several days. we might have to watch out with debby as it comes out on the other side of florida. it will become breezy this afternoon but very nice temperature-wise. if you take the boat out, a small craft advisory in effect. next high tide of fort mchenry, this afternoon. you can open the windows again tonight. 60 degrees in the city tonight. and shine, 84 degrees tomorrow -- sunshine.
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lote 90's over the weekend -- low 90's over the weekend. >> take your advice. 5:50, 60 degrees on tv hill. michael phelps at ryan lochte square off. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey t cheerios has whole grain oats
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what is your opinion about rielle hunter's tell-all book about her affair with john edwards, and do you plan to buy and read it? so far we have had a lot of no's. everyone of you have said, "are you kidding me?" [laughter] tell us how you really feel. >> keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com.
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>> what's so bad about and all boys' school? we begin with the u.s. olympic swimming trials. michael phelps swam his first event last night. he went up against ryan lochte. the olympic games begin next month. michael phelps was not going to swim this event up until a month ago, but that changed. was lochte who wins it. both swimmers qualify for the olympics. lochte gets the early edge. >> this is the only meet were
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second is as good as a first. i always want to win. i hate losing. i want to make the olympic in this event. >> i can probably fix a couple of things. >> a lot of people happy that mike shaved his mustache off. the orioles open up against the angels tonight. the yankees won again last night. they beat the indians. home run number 17 for robinson cano. he might be the best player in the american league.
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they win 7-1. the orioles down three games in the standings. a woman has a good chance to make the olympic team. she is a very good. >> we have a lot of olympians from baltimore. a lot of folks to root for. the emigration law was not the only ruling handed down by the supreme court. >> the type of computer you have could dictate the bargains you find for vacations. >> there is a difference for it waterside wedding and coming out of the water for the wedding. >> things are nice and cool this morning.
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heat will be back in the seven- day forecast. >> a new accident in belcamp.
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>> the feud continues between the mayor and comptroller. i'm kim dacey live with the latest. >> and immigration rule. i'm hallie jackson with what it means for both candidates for president. >> a mother calls for justice. she said prosecutors are dragging their feet in the death of her son
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